The Minister of Internal Affairs has released a discussion document on proposed fire and emergency services transitional levy regulations as part of the reform of the fire services sector. You may recall Water New Zealand made a submission to the original proposals to establish Fire and Emergency NZ.
The Department of Internal Affairs is consulting on two issues:
- levy on insurance policies covering different types of property, and
- transitional levy relief.
You are invited to read the discussion document here: https://www.dia.govt.nz/Fire-Services-Transition and let the office know if there are issues you would like Water New Zealand to raise.
Input from members is required by Friday 7 April. At this stage our view is that the issue is of insufficient interest to members to make a submission, but I’ll be guided by feedback.
John Pfahlert, CEO